How good is the science of solving crimes? See for yourself
By David Levine | Posted on 29 September 2014
Fans of Law and Order, CSI and Bones are used to seeing cutting-edge science help detectives figure out who committed a crime and prosecutors use eyewitness and expert testimony that leads to guilty verdicts.
In real life it is not so simple.
In fact, eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable, the science behind fingerprints and blood splattering leaves much to be desired, and false confessions due to police coercion is an epidemic and an insult to our justice system. …